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The manager of a charity meant to serve veterans in need siphoned money from the
non-profit and used it to pay her personal rent, a KING 5 investigation found.
Drew...Yep, agreed. Some days it seems there are more veterans charity scammers than there are veterans. All of this begs the question: Why do veterans and active duty soldiers need charity? Why do veterans need free VSOs to represent them to the VA? After all, don't we pay taxes so that government organizations can timely care for those in need? Isn't the VA supposed to be our #1 advocate rather than being our #1 enemy? So many questions...so few answers. /s/ Jim
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In one recent six-month period, the VA left 17,400
veterans to pay out of pocket for emergency
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He admitted to paying illegal gratuities to a long-time friend who worked at the VA in exchange for referrals he received for his company, Legacy
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"Well, it looks like you'll need an IMO"
You're going to get really tired of hearing me say that this year. And next year. Ad nauseum.
We have determined that getting an IMO done as you file your claim is the single most efficient way
there is of ensuring that you will prevail. How do we know this? Because when your claim is denied,
we always turn to the Independent Medical Opinion for the appeal process
and the IMO does the trick almost every time.
So why wait until you're denied the benefit you earned because of a faulty C & P exam?
The C & P examiner is not your friend, they're employed by the VA one way or another.
What's the downside? You have to pay for the IMO out of your own pocket, in advance,
and if you lose your case...there's no refund. The upside is that you aren't very likely to lose your claim
with the IMO and you'll be able to catch up any debt with the retro payments you'll receive.
Don't wait to fall into the appeals trap where you'll spend years of your life waiting for something, anything
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